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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Draconid meteors’

EarthSky Tonight—Oct. 7, Legendary Draconid meteors

EarthSky Tonight—Oct. 7, Legendary Draconid meteors – boom or bust in 2010?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org For the next few nights, Draco the Dragon may or may not be spitting out “shooting stars,” also known as meteors. The legendary Draconid meteor shower is predicted to peak on the night of October 7 or 8. This shower produced major displays in 1933 and 1946 – with thousands of meteors per hour seen in those years – but since then has been so spotty that the tried-and-true Observer’s Handbook – source of so much ... Full Story

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